15 Romin Williams
15 Romin Williams
Height: 5-9
Weight: 155
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Harvey, LA
High School: Metairie Park Country Day
Position: G

Freshman (2017-18):
Major contributor as a first-year member of the program, playing in 27 games, six as a starter, and averaging 22.8 minutes per outing ... Led the team and was fourth among UAA players in overall scoring average with a 15.1 points per game average ... Second Team All-UAA pick (only freshman to earn first or second team recognition) and was tabbed as the league's Rookie of the Year, just the second Emory player to earn that distinction (Jake Davis in 2011) since the award's inception in 2001 ... Double-figure scorer in 21 of his 27 contests and finished as the Eagles’ top point producer on 10 occasions ... Rang up seven games with 20 or more points and established himself as the most prolific freshman scorer in school history (408 pts.) ... Drained a team-high 64 three-point field goals, good for ninth place on Emory’s seasonal ladder, and his 39.6 percent performance from beyond the arc ranked among the conference leaders ... Fifteen outings with two or more three-point field goals including 11 with three or more ... Average of 2.4 triples per game was fourth in the UAA ... Converted 75 percent (72-of-96) from the free throw line, tying for third in the conference ... Eighth on the UAA list in field goal percentage (.422, 136-of-322) ... Second on the squad in assists average (2.6 apg) ... Led all players and netted a season-high 31 points, the high-water mark by an Emory player during season, in a 71-66 come-from behind win over Chicago (Jan. 26) – Tallied 19 second-half points against the Maroons and ended the game 10-of-19 from the floor, including five-of-eight from distance, and making six free throws – scored the Eagles’ last nine points over a 2:08 stretch including a triple that put Emory ahead for good at 65-63 – hit a pair of charity tosses with four ticks left that sealed the outcome ... First NCAA Tournament contest saw him tally a game-high 25 points, converting eight field goals in 16 attempts, including five treys, and four-of-six from the stripe in a 91-72 outcome over Berry College (Mar. 2) – scored 10 points during a big 19-4 Emory barrage that gave it a 72-58 advantage with 6:23 remaining ... Lit up Transylvania (Dec. 29) for a game-high 26 points (16 in the first half, thanks in part to five-of-five three-point shooting), sinking six-of-seven treys that represented that high-water mark by an Emory player during the year and that tied the 11th-highest individual game total in school history ... First time he paced the team in scoring came in a 102-92 verdict over Maryville (Nov. 26),  racking up a game-high 23 points (16 in the opening half) on eight-of-14 field goal shooting including five-of-10 from beyond the arc – also tied for game honors with nine boards and led all players with eight assists, that would go on to represent a season high ... Helped the Eagles to a 91-86 win over Birmingham Southern (Nov. 29), tossing in a team-high 26 points on seven-of-15 field goal shooting and 11-of-12 makes from the charity stripe, the high-water by an Emory player during the year and tying for the 18th spot on the school’s individual game list – scored the last four points of a 6-0 Emory spurt that gave it an 83-77 lead with 1:37 left and later sank all four free throw attempts over the final 20 seconds to secure the victory … Topped all reserves with 15 points, including seven straight during a 24-3 Eagle barrage in the first half in an 80-62 win vs. Rochester (Jan. 6) ... Hit five of Emory’s season-high 16 three-pointers (fourth-highest mark in school history) and totaled a team-high 21 points (17 in the first half), hitting seven-of-13 from the floor and five-of-eight from beyond the arc, in a 96-85 win over NYU (Feb. 16) – hit back-to-back treys and totaled eight points as part of a 17-2 Emory first-half burst that gave it a 28-18 advantage, and late drained three triples during a 12-5 run that boosted the Eagles to a 50-34 cushion ... Scored five straight Emory points over a 56-second stretch, the last two giving it an 81-76 edge with 2:27 on the clock, in an eventual 83-82 victory over LeTourneau in the NCAA Tournament ...  Led the Eagles in scoring with a game-high tying 20 points (12 in second half), knocking down six-of-12 field goal attempts, and connecting on all three of his triples in five attempts in the second half in a 75-72 verdict at Case Western Reserve (Feb. 11) – calmly hit a pair of free throws with 14 seconds left in the contest that closed out the game’s scoring ... Game-high tying 16 points saw him sink four treys and he added five boards and four assists in an 84-58 win vs. Guilford (Dec. 16) ... Scored 14 of his team-high tying 17 points in the second half and closed out the game connecting on six-of-11 from the floor and four-of-five from the stripe against Hampden-Sydney (Dec. 2) ... Second on the team with 18 points, 16 coming in the second half, and closed out by connecting on eight-of-14 field goal attempts, in an 88-82 win at Oglethorpe (Jan. 2) – scored six points during a 13-2 Emory run that gave it a seven-point lead with 10:54 remaining, and later nailed a triple with 16 ticks on the clock that closed out the game’s scoring ... Knocked down four-of-seven from beyond the arc and seven-of-14 overall in recording a reserve-high 18 points in a 91-59 outcome over Case Western Reserve (Jan. 14) ... Topped all reserves with 14 points in Emory’s 83-64 season-opening win vs. Piedmont (Nov. 15).

High School:
Enjoyed an outstanding career at Metairie Park Country Day School where he was a member of three state championship teams ... Served as team co-captain as a junior and was team captain his final year ... Was coached by Mike McGuire ... Averaged 22 points his final year in helping Country Day to a state crown ... Chalked up 26 points in Country Day's 70-41 victory over Dunham in the 2017 Division III state title contest .... Four-time pick to the all-district team ... Two-time all-metro honoree ... As a senior, he was named NOLA.com's Metro Player of the Year, Class 2A MVP and Most Outstanding Player of the entire state tournament ... 2016-17 All-USA Today Louisiana Boys Basketball Second Team ... 2016-17 Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State First Team ... 2015-16 Louisiana Sports Writers Class 2A All-State Second Team ... Two-time member of the LHSAA Top 28 Team ... Tossed in 21 points per contest his junior season in leading the Cajuns to the Class 2A semifinals.

Personal:
Son of Je and Monique Williams ... Born Nov. 25 ... Plans to major in business. 

Quote:
"I chose Emory because of the outstanding relationship I developed with Coach Zimmerman, plus the fact that Emory is a fantastic academic institution."

Career Stats

Year GP-GS FG-FGA PCT 3pt
FG-FGA
PCT FT-FTA PTS AVG REB AVG
2017-18 27- 6 136-322 .422 64-162 .395 72-96 408 15.1 67 2.5
TOTAL 27 - 6 136-322 .422 64-162 .395 72-96 408 15.1 67 2.5

 

Career Highs

Points 31 University of Chicago, Jan. 26, 2018
  26 Transylvania, Dec. 29, 2017
  26 Birmingham Southern, Nov. 29, 2017
  25 Berry College, Mar. 2, 2018
  23 vs. Maryville College, Nov. 26, 2017
Rebounds  9 vs. Maryville College, Nov. 26, 2017
Field Goals 10 University of Chicago, Jan. 26, 2018
   8 on three occasions
Field Goal Atts. 19 University of Chicago, Jan. 26, 2018
Three-Point FGs  6 Transylvania, Dec. 29, 2017
   5 on four occasions
Steals  4 at Berry College, Nov. 21, 2017
Free Throws 11 Birmingham Southern, Nov. 29, 2017
   8 Transylvania, Dec. 29, 2017
Assists  8 vs. Maryville College, Nov. 26, 2017
   7 Birmingham Southern, Nov. 29, 2017
Minutes 33 vs. Maryville College, 2017